Sinibí Jípe: garments made by Ralámuli women gain ground in the fashion world – El Heraldo de Chihuahua

Luisa Fernanda Martínez Ortega, creator of the Sinibí Jípe project, which means “always today” in Ralámuli, typical garments of the Tarahumara ethnic group are designed, such as: sweatshirts, masks, t-shirts, shirts, skirts and accessories, where each of the pieces is handcrafted by Ralámuli women have gained ground in the fashion world, demonstrating its growth in both the Sierra Tarahumara and the capital, and due to the high production, another branch was recently established in Chihuahua.

The art of these women has become internationally known, in the same way they made face masks for the airline Volaris, some of the objectives of the project are to improve the life of Tarahumara women through the production of clothes, preserve the culture and well-being is an integral part of the artisans.

“We have reaffirmed the designs, increasing sales in the digital part, we have taken advantage of the pandemic and created an online store for people who do not want to interact directly with others, this is a good option and to cover that question precisely the project at the mountain and is cultivated in Chihuahua, which was one of dreams from the beginning and today is a reality, and what identifies us and makes us strong is that the product we make is completely by hand, who with needle and thread make works of art. ‘art ”, said Luisa.

“At Sinibí Jípe we believe that when a person buys a handmade garment, he is not only buying a product, but also the time, patience, skill and knowledge that the craftsman has dedicated to the elaboration of said garment. To give due credit to his work, each garment bears the printed name of the craftsman who made it and includes his photograph.

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It is a clothing brand that uses traditional decorative accents belonging to the Ralámuli culture, where it prefers bright colors and floral prints in clothes, these are generally decorated with triangles, which are a decorative element widely used in clothing. they represent the mountains of the Sierra Tarahumara, in the same way the straight lines evoke the roads and paths of the region. Sinibí Jípe incorporated these same elements into his garments to make them stand out.


All the work done by the craftsmen is completely done by hand, no machine is used in the process, thus helping to preserve the tradition of ralámuli sewing.